Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Keep Nepal Free

Linda's (one year old but new to me) specialist blog Keep Nepal Free is now in my feed, thanks to Curzon at the Coming Anarchy blog. Early last year, I followed Linda's main blog but somehow lost contact when I started reading blogs through a newsfeed. On Linda's blog, Keep Nepal Free, Curzon writes this:
It's been quite a while since I first wrote about the appalling state of affairs in Nepal. The situation remains grim. The King continues his brutal crackdown on dissent, opposition parties have gone so far as to meet with the Maoist guerillas to plan joint protests against the king, relations with the US and India remain sour (leading to closer ties with China and North Korea), and there appears to be no easy end to the current mess.

How do I keep track of all this? Beside Google News, there's a great source of information for those of you opposed to a bloody Maoist takeover of the Himalayan kingdom: Keep Nepal Free. Author Linda is based in Nebraska but nonetheless keeps close tabs on Nepal-related news with regular updates. Next week is the site's one-year anniversary -- congrats on a unique blog Linda, and keep up the great work.
Please visit Curzon's post for the link to his original post on the appalling state of affairs in Nepal. This blog Nepal Watch is only used to file news on Nepal that I find while tracking news on the Sudan.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Zayd's Dad: Why was a church burned in Nepal?

Joel at Zayd's Dad blog asks Why was a church burned in Nepal? and writes:
"While I was in Nepal last week, I heard a story of a church that was burned down by the Maoists in the western part of the nation. They Maoists later told the church leaders, "We have to burn your building down to stop you from spreading your message of love, peace, non-violence, and forgivess. If everyone listens to your message, then no one will follow our cause and kill for us." Despite the Maoists attacks on Christians, the church is growing."